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Unformatted text preview: infantry divisions (14) as opposed to other Armies made it to suffer high casualties. Another major impression that the British Soldiers had regarding the battle of the Somme was the differing of Henry Rawlinson and Douglas Haig who were the planners of the British attack. The two actually differed regarding the length of the “bombardment” as well as the “depth of the Student’s Name2 Offensive”. As a result, this led to the adoption of a plan that had an awkward mixture thus contributing to the high number of causalities that were suffered by the British. According to the British soldiers, the larger strategic objectives that were set forth by their Commanding Officers were a major contributory factor to the losses they incurred. This was because despite the fact that the artillery was the main key to the Somme offensive, the Comanding Officers ordered it to be shifted away from the frontline thus leaving the British infantry exposed....
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- Winter '16
- World War I, British soldiers, British army, Battle of the Somme, Western Front